In reprisal for Burkina Faso's participation in a regional fight against Islamist militant.
French military spokesman Colonel Patrick Steiger told AFP said French forces in Burkina Faso "intervened in support" of the local military but "did not directly take part in the action".
Authorities said four gunmen were killed at army headquarters, where the assailants also detonated a vehicle bomb, and four more were killed at the embassy.
Burkina is a former French colony and, like several others countries in west and central Africa, retains close security and trade links with Paris.
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is on a visit to neighbouring Mali, "strongly condemned" the attack while United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called for an "urgent and concerted effort" to improve stability in the Sahel.
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North Korea, whose official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, has repeatedly described the drills as a threat. North Korea reiterated on Saturday that it was willing to talk to the USA but said it would never sit with any precondition.
A Reuters reporter saw an ambulance entering the army compound.
They were accompanied by the High Representative of the President of Burkina Faso, Moumina Chériff Sy, and the Mayor of Ouagadougou, Armand Roland Béouindé.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Burkinabe Minister of Information Remis Fulgence Dandjinou said the attack "has strong overtones of terrorism". In response to the new violence in eastern Burkina Faso, troops from Burkina Faso and nearby Mali and Niger have increased patrols. The attack remains unclaimed.
Four attackers were shot outside the French embassy and another four at the military headquarters, another security source told AFP.
Led by the Malian jihadist Iyad Ag Ghaly, the group is allied to Al-Qaida and has claimed responsibility for previous attacks in the troubled Sahel region.
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